Quote from NurseSpeedy
I don't know of any that are completely online. I did hear about Excelsior and a couple of other distance learning options, but the price of these can run high and then if you don't pass the clinical component at the end you did all that work with nothing to show for it.
I was an LPN for 19 years before I went thru Excelsior 12 years ago for my RN. This is an option you'll want to explore very carefully. I have nothing but great things to say as it was the PERFECT option for my circumstances but it's not for everyone. My thoughts:
1) Take the preparation for the clinical component seriously but don't make yourself nuts. Nothing is going to prepare you better than your 25 years of experience - you'll just need to make sure you understand the little ins and outs that they demand. It is VERY doable. Honestly it was easy. I was in a group of 7-8 others, all with only a couple years of experience. I was first done with no re-takes of any of the components and it was all because of my experience.
2) check your state's acceptance of an Excelsior degree (or any state you might want to work in in the future). I hear there's been a lot of changes & I'm not familiar with who will and who won't at this point.
3) Do not get sucked into signing a contract with any of the publishing companies that sell study guides and make you try to believe you HAVE to go through them to graduate - ultimately the degree if provided by Excelsior and that is all you have to go through. With that said, I don't know about now, but back in the day, those study guides by those publishing companies were very helpful although crazy expensive. I would try a search on ebay or something similar to see if you could find some used ones for much cheaper.
There used to be a whole excelsior thread on here somewhere. Might be worth checking into. Good luck